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Tears of the Giraffe

Another highly entertaining novel by Alexander McCall Smith, he of the Mma. Precious Ramotswe of Botswana’s no. 1 ladies detective agency fame.

Languid, slow moving, engaging, simple language – the hallmark of McCall Smith’s writings. This time he has to factor in a case of a missing son of an American expat, her own impending marriage to Mr. J.L.B Matekoni the best ever mechanic of Gaborone. Add to that the ambitions of her secretary, Mma. Makutsi, who got 97% marks from the Botswana Secretarial College and the additions to their family even before their marriage in the form of who orphan children to take care of.

I like the way Ramotswe goes about solving the case as well looking after all other affairs including her own office with no hurry in the world. The Bostwanian pace of solving detective cases obviously hinges on kindness and empathy rather than the whole truth. Goodreads 5/5

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River of Life

Absolutely breathtaking Nat Geo documentary on the Okavango river in Botswana with some magnificent footages and story line and narration to go with that. The close up videos of animals were astounding to say the least. The narration follows the flow of the Okavango River, the entire length and breadth of it upto the Kalahari desert and changing lifestyles for animals in that. The river provides life to the animals and the river also takes away the life of many animals. Any animal who is slow or strays too dangerously away from his pack is a goner. Its like brilliant, the best animal documentary i have seen, even though it is more than 2 hours long, it is worth every second of it.

I watched it here on this link.

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